Thursday, 4 June 2015

My recent favorites from Quora

In retrospect these only seem to reflect a tiny part of what I've been thinking and understanding why I've asked them is like reconstructing the skeleton of a Brontosaurus from a fragment of the third cervical vertebrae 

My Questions

Here are some of my recent questions 

  1. What's a good name for a walking trip where the participants discuss philosophy and brainstorm new ideas or solutions?
  1. Why is the idea that "animals tend to be altruistic toward those with whom they share a lot of genes" claimed to be false?
  1. How was the original content and user base for Wikipedia obtained?
  1. If I heated a sealed tank of water at what temperature would it reach 200 atmospheres?
  1. How much energy does it take to get a kg of water to the critical point in a sealed container?
  1. Is a RAID 10 of HGST 4TB drives a good option for a desktop workstation where priorities are speed and performance? What other factors do I need to consider?
  1. What oscilloscope app is there for the iPhone?
  1. In a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory they reported on a new psychological method that makes people fall in love. TBBT normally uses real science (a little distorted for story-line) so what's the truth behind this one?
  1. What is Britain's exposure to the Greek debt?

My Answers

And here are some recent answers.

  1. Start Ups: hat are some books that are a must-read for employees who work at tech startups?
  1. Entrepreneurship: How do I convince my 17-year-old-son not to be an entrepreneur?
  1. Society:Do most men think that women today should be more like the women of the 1800s?
  1. Engineering: How many wing(s) is/are needed to fly an aircraft?
  1. Innovation: What are some of the cleverest inventions and ideas ever?
  1. Engineering: How does the suspension system of a tank work?
  1. Culture: When in history and how did someone arrived at the idea of wine glasses having a stem and feet?
  1. Historical Innovation: What are the origins of the Greenwich Zero longitude line?
  1. Britain: Why are there crossings in the UK that have no pedestrian lights or exclusive pedestrian crossing time?
  1. Ecofriendly: Tesla Announces Powerwall (May 2015): Does it make sense for a typical homeowner to buy a Tesla Powerwall?
  1. Fashion: Why would anyone buy a Rolex watch?
  1. Speculation: What would you do to start over, if you are transported to a parallel universe, where everything is the same the only difference is you know no one?
  1. Oxford & Cambridge: What is life like as an Oxbridge fellow?

1 comment:

  1. Promoting an answer on Quora.
    Like an answer and think it should do better?

    At the end of each answer there are three little dots
    Click on that to bring up a menu (not on the three dots associated with the question)
    Then you should see the promote option. Click on that. It takes about 40 people for each upvote. To have an impact pull it far to the right.

    Know you've done your good deed! It's a bit like the good deed you do when you upvote or press the Google+ button or retweet all of these things - it both thanks and actually encourages the writer to write more things like that!